BEST TOPIC EVER!!!
I'm a 6803 addict. It started with Special Force a few years ago. I think Dennis Nordman did a masterful job for his first game, considering what he had to work with. The Williams platform was just so much stronger and High Speed came out the same year.
I was so taken by this game that I hunted everywhere to locate the rare Special Force Girls alternate backglass that was commissioned by Bally Wulf in Germany. It's probably worth more than the game itself
I have also owned Strange Science, Motordome, Black Belt and I'm currently restoring a protoype Heavy Metal Meltdown.
Big love out to you fellow 'turd-polishers' that have taken the insane path of restoring these ugly duckiling pins. God bless you!
The Heavy Metal Meltdown is a great story.
It's the only proto spec HMM that I'm aware of with intact mechs. The original code was lost but I went on a bit of a grail hunt. I even tracked down Rehman Merchant, but to no avail. Finally I ended up working with a very talented programmer to get the drop target and related prototype features working again.
I'll post some pics below... but for anyone really interested, here's my original thread. It's nearly 2 years old, but I've started updating it as the cabinet and shop job are nearly done.